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Bluestone, Barry

Overview
Works: 103 works in 249 publications in 3 languages and 8,816 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD5708.55.U6, 338.6042
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Most widely held works by Barry Bluestone
The deindustrialization of America : plant closings, community abandonment, and the dismantling of basic industry by Barry Bluestone( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negotiating the future : a labor perspective on American business by Barry Bluestone( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is no secret that corporate America is in trouble - as are labor unions - and a principal reason is our archaic system of labor-management relations that excludes labor from participating in, and sharing responsibility for, the growth and profitability of the enterprises for which they work. In a book sure to arouse controversy in both management and labor circles, the coauthor of the widely acclaimed The Deindustrialization of America and The Great U-Turn joins forces with his father, who has spent a lifetime as a union official, to propose a new Enterprise Compact under which labor becomes co-responsible with management for all strategic business decisions - pricing, investment, plant location, and more. The book describes innovative labor-management experiments, including the UAW-GM Saturn automobile project, to show that Enterprise Compacts are not impractical utopias, but promising means for making firms more efficient and profitable, improving employment security and the quality of working life, and restoring America's competitive edge. The authors argue that America will continue to lag behind its competitors as long as corporate decision making is blocked by an outworn, adversarial system of labor-management relations that no longer serves the interests of workers, stockholders, and the nation
The great u-turn : corporate restructuring and the polarizing of America by Bennett Harrison( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing prosperity : the battle for growth with equity in the twenty-first century by Barry Bluestone( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potential for a sustained era of economic expansion more equitably shared is on the horizon, thanks to the revolution in computer and information technology that has now come of age." "But potential, the authors argue, is one thing; realization is another. Though optimistic about the productivity boom, Bluestone and Harrison do not believe that the payoff to the technology revolution can be fully realized without a sea change in economic policy."--Jacket
The Retail revolution : market transformation, investment, and labor in the modern department store by Barry Bluestone( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Boston renaissance : race, space, and economic change in an American metropolis by Barry Bluestone( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Barry Bluestone and Mary Huff Stevenson analyze the economic, geographic, and demographic transformations that lie behind Boston's remarkable rebirth." "Boston's renaissance remains incomplete, and the authors recommend a range of workable policies to ensure the fruits of recovery are shared as widely as possible. Nonetheless, The Boston Renaissance presents this metropolis as an optimistic example of how America's older urban regions can successfully reinvent themselves in the wake of suburbanization and deindustrialization."--Jacket
Low wages and the working poor by Barry Bluestone( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aircraft industry dynamics : an analysis of competition, capital, and labor by Barry Bluestone( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The urban experience : economics, society, and public policy by Barry Bluestone( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Urban Experience provides a fresh approach to the study of metropolitan areas by combining economic principles, social insight, and political realities with an appreciation of public policy to understand how U.S. cities and suburbs function in the twenty-first century. It uses historical and comparative data to explore the wide variation in how we experience urban and suburban communities. It also addresses the changing role and function of U.S. metropolitan areas in an age of growing global competition and focuses on key contemporary problems facing cities and suburbs."--Jacket
Corporate flight : the causes and consequences of economic dislocation by Barry Bluestone( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great American job machine : the proliferation of low wage employment in the U.S. economy : a study prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by Barry Bluestone( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital and communities : the causes and consequences of private disinvestment by Barry Bluestone( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great American job machine : the proliferation of low wage employment in the U.S. economy by Barry Bluestone( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a decade, the United States has produced more new jobs than most other industrialized nations--nearly 20 million new jobs during 1973-1984. However, none of the aggregate numbers reveals anything about the types of jobs created or how much they pay. The following facts are pertinent: (1) compared to the period 1973-1979, the net new employment created between 1979 and 1984 has occurred disproportionately at the low extreme of the wage salary distribution (I.E., below $7,000 in 1984 dollars); (2) between 1979 and 1984, the number of workers earning more than the 1973 median ($14,024 in 1984 dollars) actually declined by 1.8 million, while workers earning less increased by some 9.9 million; (3) white women continued to show small gains in their access to higher wage jobs, but the proportion of women in low-wage employment also increased; (4) employment for minority men and women shows a renewed trend toward low wages; (5) the disproportionate expansion of the low-wage sector is especially prevalent among younger workers; (6) the trend toward low-wage employment is greatest in the Midwest; and (7) the tendency toward low wages holds for year-round full-time workers as well as for those who do not work as often. In sum, the economic restructuring of the 1980s has left in its wake a proliferation of low-wage jobs. If this pattern continues, the standard of living of a growing proportion of the American work force will be significantly jeopardized. (Kc)
Geteilter Wohlstand : wirtschaftliches Wachstum und sozialer Ausgleich im 21. Jahrhundert by Barry Bluestone( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality, 1992-1994 : [Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and Los Angeles] by Lawrence Bobo( )

2 editions published in 1998 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality was designed to broaden the understanding of how changing labor market dynamics, racial attitudes and stereotypes, and racial residential segregation act singly and in concert to foster contemporary urban inequality. This data collection comprises data for two surveys: a survey of households and a survey of employers. Multistage area probability sampling of adult residents took place in four metropolitan areas: Atlanta (April 1992-September 1992), Boston (May 1993-November 1994), Detroit (April-September 1992), and Los Angeles (September 1993-August 1994). The combined four-city data file in Part 1 contains data on survey questions that were asked in households in at least two of the four survey cities. Questions on labor market dynamics included industry, hours worked per week, length of time on job, earnings before taxes, size of employer, benefits provided, instances of harassment and discrimination, and searching for work within particular areas of the metropolis in which the respondent resided. Questions covering racial attitudes and attitudes about inequality centered on the attitudes and beliefs that whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians hold about one another, including amount of discrimination, perceptions about wealth and intelligence, ability to be self-supporting, ability to speak English, involvement with drugs and gangs, the fairness of job training and educational assistance policies, and the fairness of hiring and promotion preferences. Residential segregation issues were studied through measures of neighborhood quality and satisfaction, and preferences regarding the racial/ethnic mix of neighborhoods. Other topics included residence and housing, neighborhood characteristics, family income structure, networks and social functioning, and interviewer observations. Demographic information on household respondents was ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02535
Negociar el futuro : una visión alternativa de las relaciones laborales dentro de la empresa by Barry Bluestone( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prosperity gap : a chartbook of American living standards by M. Edith Rasell( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With many families facing difficult economic times, wealth is becoming increasingly concentrated among the rich. The tables in this "chartbook" illustrate the growing gap between rich and poor. There has been a general decline in economic growth as well as a change in the distribution of income. In addition, corporations have been taking a larger share of the national income as profits, compared to the size of their investments. Jobs are moving out of manufacturing and into the lowest-paid service-sector jobs. Other factors have played a role in the decline in living standards, but taxes, inflation, government size, high U.S. wages, the education and skills of the U.S. work force, and government regulations are considered to play little, if any, role. Figures illustrate the decline in living standards and some causes. An appendix discusses the methodology responsible for the findings presented. (Contains 43 figures and 31 references.) (Sld)
The personal earnings distribution : individual and institutional determinants by Barry Bluestone( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UMass/Boston : an economic impact analysis by Barry Bluestone( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report assesses the economic impact of the University of Massachusetts at Boston (UMass/Boston) on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with attention to three major economic contributions: (1) the additional income that UMass/Boston students generate within the state as a result of their university education; (2) the added state income and sales tax revenue generated for the state government as a result of the additional income earned by these students; and (3) the export base income and tax revenue generated from non-resident tuition, fees, and living expenses, gifts and unrestricted funds from non-Massachusetts sources, student federal grants-in-aid, non-Massachusetts sponsored grants and contracts, and federal endowment income. Despite reliance on conservative assumptions throughout the model, it may be concluded that in economic terms UMass/Boston has been a lucrative investment for the Commonwealth even if one merely considers the beneficiary to be the state government itself. Among the findings it was estimated that the UMass/Boston entering class of Fall 1991, involving 2,572 students, will generate over their working lives, an added $1.05 billion to the overall income stream in Massachusetts, an amount of revenue that greatly exceeds the $34.1 million that students cost the state during their training at UMass/Boston. (GLR)
Making work pay : wage insurance for the working poor by Barry Bluestone( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barry Bluestone of the University of Massachusetts and Teresa Ghilarducci of the University of Notre Dame show that although the poverty rate for elderly Americans has declined over the past three decades, the total number of persons in poverty has grown and the number of poor nonelderly adults in poverty has nearly doubled since 1970. The authors argue for a comprehensive and coherent strategy aimed at the working poor and those susceptible to highly fluctuating incomes. Two essential components of a wage insurance system already exist in the earned income tax credit (EITC) and the minimum wage. Neither by itself is an ideal solution to the wage poverty problem, but the two programs complement one another. What makes the two fit together so well is that the existence of a higher minimum wage actually reduces the negative productivity, fiscal impact, and moral hazard effects of the EITC, while the EITC makes up for the weak target efficiency and income adequacy of the minimum wage
 
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The great u-turn : corporate restructuring and the polarizing of America
Alternative Names
Barry Bluestone American labor and urban economist

Barry Bluestone Amerikaans econoom

Bluestone, Barry Alan 1944-

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The great u-turn : corporate restructuring and the polarizing of AmericaGrowing prosperity : the battle for growth with equity in the twenty-first centuryThe Retail revolution : market transformation, investment, and labor in the modern department storeThe Boston renaissance : race, space, and economic change in an American metropolisAircraft industry dynamics : an analysis of competition, capital, and laborThe urban experience : economics, society, and public policy